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Miroslav Klose ‘’Salto-Klose’’


Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose was born on June 9, 1978 in Opole, Poland. He played as a striker throughout his career. It is Polish-based German. With 16 goals recorded in the history of the FIFA World Cup, he is the top scorer in the history of the tournament. He announced that he quit football on 01 November 2016. Miroslav Klose started football at SG Blaubach Diedelkopf team at the age of 10 and transferred to FC 08 Hamburg after playing football for a year. Here, the performance of the Bundesliga team attracted the attention of the 1st FC Kaiserslautern team.  In 1999, he played as an amateur on the second team of FC Kaiserslautern with his good performance in his first season, he made his first Bundesliga match in April 2000.

In the 2000-01 season, Klose produced a successful chart and was elected to the national team in the same year. In Energie Cottbus match, he saw the first and only red card in his professional career. In the following years, as a result of consistent performance in the team of Kaiserslautern, he scored 16 goals in the 2001-02 season and 9 goals in the second season. The third season managed to score 10 goals. At the beginning of the 2004-05 season, he was transferred to Werder Bremen club for five million euros due to his club’s financial problems.

Werden Bremen

Klose SV Werder Bremen consistently performed well, and by the end of the 2005-06 season Miroslav Klose managed to score 25 goals in 26 matches and became the top scorer in the Bundesliga. Klose, who scored 25 goals and 16 assists, was named the Player of the Year in Germany in the same season.After the Slovakia-Germany national match in June 2007, Klose announced that he would play in Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich

The transfer fee of Klose, which was transferred to Bayern Munich in the 2007-08 season, was not disclosed. After the transfer decision, Bayern responded by the supporters of Bremen and got a reaction by being booed during the farewell. With Bayern, Klose, who became the Bundesliga champion with a double cup in 2008, took part in the final match with Inter in the UEFA Champions League in 2010. In June 2011, Bayern mutually terminated its contract with Munich and agreed with Lazio.

German Legend

Klose, who has been in the national team of Germany 132 times, scored 69 goals in these matches. He

Miroslav Klose played 4 times in the FIFA World Cup, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 3 times in the European Football Championship, 2004, 2008, 2012.Meanwhile in these matches, he won the Silver Ball Award with 5 goals he scored in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Golden Ball Award with 5 goals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The 5 head goals he scored in the 2002 FIFA World Cup were recorded as the most head goals scored in the tournament. In 2013, he shared Gerd Müller’s record with 68 goals scored in 130 games and became the top scorer in German football history with his goal in the Preparatory match played with Armenia on June 6, 2014. FIFA World Cup, played on June 21, 2014, was included in the game in the 68th minute of Germany-Ghana match. And in the 72th minute of the same match, he scored a goal and reached his 15th goal on the tournament date. Thus, by passing 14 goals Gerd Müller, he became the top scorer in the history of football in Germany’s FIFA World Cup and at the same time, the top scorer of the World Cups captured Brazilian Ronaldo.Finally Brazil scored another goal in the German game and left Ronaldo behind, making him the top scorer in the FIFA World Cup history.

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